As Washington pushes to expand its drone warfare in Africa, hundreds have gathered in front of the White House to protest the “robotic killing machines” slaughtering thousands across the globe.
Organized by the ANSWER coalition, the movement is calling on the administration to stop the use of drones on foreign soil. The coalition urges its members to stop the US government as it “functions as a death squad government, permitting the president and military leaders to create secret ‘kill lists’ of people who have been selected for assassination.”
On the organization’s website people have voiced their reasons behind their protest.
“It's time we Americans join the rest of the world in condemning President Obama's barbaric drone killing spree, a policy that benefits the war profiteers but makes us hated around the world,” Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of CODEPINK said in his post.
Protesters on the ground have confirmed the overall message of American frustration due to drone strikes worldwide.<More>
VFP members Ann Wright, John Amidon, Father Louie Vitale, Ellen Barfield with fellow VFP member and defendant Greg Boertje- Obed (with VFP shirt) at noon break in trial. The three defendants were convicted later in the day and are awaiting sentencing.
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